I was reading a position statement from a national celiac organization as regards to making it law that all gluten is removed from medications. While I completely concur, the issue I’d like to discuss involves a statistic that this organization gathered after surveying its members. Continue reading “Why Do So Many Celiacs Take Drugs?”
Whether you are gluten intolerant or not, this is a must read article on how you may prevent gluten intolerance in your child. Dr. Vikki Petersen provides scientific evidence on gluten intolerance, celiac disease and breastfeeding for all future mothers or mother’s of infants.
Gluten Intolerance and the Benefits of Breast Milk – Good and Bad?
By: Dr. Vikki Petersen
I have always been a big proponent of breast feeding. Children who are breastfed are found to have higher IQs and a better overall health status. The benefits that Mother Nature packs in mother’s milk has not been successfully mimicked by any man-made product. Far from it, in fact –the formulas on the market are quite atrocious when it comes to nutritional standards for health. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad”
Don’t miss out on the NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) webinar on how a child’s gluten free diet links to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, and Celiac Disease.
Dr. Vikki Petersen provides us with an editorial on a Huffington Post article and some very smart advice that you won’t want to miss, especially if you have a gluten intolerance. Learn how eating gluten may effect you, even just cheating once a month. Read on to learn more.
Gluten Intolerant? Be Careful of ‘Everything in Moderation’ Advice
By: Dr. Vikki Petersen
We’ve all probably heard ‘everything in moderation’ as a good rule of thumb to follow. Whether we are talking about diet or exercise it seems to ring true, for the most part. But all rules have exceptions and this one is no different.
In 2011, the FDA opened a docket for discussing gluten-free food labeling to help those wth celiac disease and high gluten intolerance. This year’s subject open for discussion is gluten in drugs. The products in question include prescription, nonprescription, biologic, and homeopathic drugs. Learn about the FDA’s assessment results on the percentage of gluten tolerated by those with celiac disease and what they are seeking in regards to comments on gluten in medication and from whom. Continue reading “FDA Seeks Input on Gluten in Drugs to Protect Celiac Disease Patients”
Dr. Vikki Petersen stresses the importance of an undiagnosed celiac getting diagnosed; how gluten effects their bone health; explains evidence of same; and reminds us to never cheat on our gluten diet. Thank you once again, Dr. Vikki, for educating us all!
For those of us who know something about celiac disease we understand that:
It’s an autoimmune disease
We may or may not know the following however:
Where there’s one autoimmune disease there tends to be others
Gluten intolerance used to be synonymous with celiac disease and celiac disease was synonymous with being underweight. Times have changed and being ‘locked in’ to the notion that unless someone is very underweight their chance of being gluten intolerant is next to nil, is obsolete. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance and Overweight”
We live in a country that diagnoses a mere 5% of those suffering from celiac disease. Considering that undiagnosed celiac disease raises your risk of mortality 4x over the general population plus, as an autoimmune disease, it increases your risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, our shoddy ability to diagnose the disease should be addressed urgently. Continue reading “Celiacs Have No Digestive Complaints”
So many individuals who are gluten intolerant cannot even tolerate gluten-free oats. Well, I may have some good news for you! I received an email from an individual who was able to tolerate one particular gluten-free oats brand, where she hadn’t been able to in years. I just had to some research! Montana Gluten Free Processors make “Naked” Gluten Free Oat products (oats, flour, mixes) called PrOatina which many individuals with celiac disease can tolerate. There is a specific way to introduce them to your diet to successfully avoid a reaction to these oats. In addition, they grow another grain that you may have not heard of yet, Timtana. Read on to learn more about PrOatina and get a free bag for yourself! Continue reading “Can’t Tolerate Gluten-Free Oats? Now You May!”